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Raft rentals on the Bow River in Calgary


Ranked by TripAdvisor as the number 1 outdoor activity in Calgary!

Here's what's new for 2021:


All-inclusive pricing

We have simplified our pricing to include everything but the tax (arrghh!!)



We are open longer hours so you can enjoy a lazy sunset cruise through the city


New float

Check out the new BowTubes and BowYaks to help you cruise like a pro!



No more sellouts! An extra 20 rafts means even more can #GetTheirLazyOn

How it works: 3 simple steps

  1. Choose and book a date and time of your preference – we’re open 7 days a week with extended evening hours for sunset floats.
  2. Head to West Baker Park Boat Ramp where your raft will be sanitized, inflated, and ready to go!
  3. Float 15 kilometres down the Bow (which takes 2 to 4 hours depending on river flow) into the heart of the city to the endpoint across from Prince’s Island Park. You are always welcome to take your time and stop at the many parks and islands that you’ll float lazily by (but if you do, make sure somebody watches your raft so nobody sneaks off with it!).

Transportation tip!

Many floaters recommend dropping a vehicle in the free parking lot at the Lazy Day shop so that it’s ready for you at the endpoint of your journey, then taking a 2nd vehicle, Uber, or taxi to the launch point at West Baker Part Boat Ramp.

New Look, Same Lazy

Though we have a new look, we are the same great Lazy Day – 100% committed to ensuring you have a great experience.

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The Lazy Day Difference

Here are some of the things that make Lazy Day the best of the best:

  • Ample free parking
  • Convenient locations 
  • Cleanest rafts
  • Longest floats
  • Rigid safety and Covid-19 protocols
  • Real-time availability
  • Full refund cancellation up to 24 hours
  • Friendly crew to help you have the best experience

The Lazy Day Fleet

Ranked the #1 Outdoor Activity in Calgary for the 5th year in a row!

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Fun experience!

We had a great time in our 4-person rented raft, thanks to the professional and friendly staff at Lazy Day. Would definitely recommend them to others. Free parking, logistics was easy, and when the float is over, you can enjoy Prince's Island Park and Eau Claire.

– Melyssa T., TripAdvisor
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Great time on the river

Lazy Day Raft Rentals made rafting down the river effortless as they had the raft ready for us at Baker Park and helped pull us out after the Peace Bridge -- Thanks for making it so easy!

– Rudy B., TripAdvisor
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So much fun!

Friendly staff and super convenient. We had such a great time! So nice to just pull up to shore and leave the boat and life jackets with the attendant.

– Tracey M., TripAdvisor
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Lazy day rental

We had a great day rafting from Bowness park to the fish hatchery. Took about 4 hours. Raft was easy to rent set up and take down. I would rent from them again!

– Laura L., TripAdvisor
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Awesome Experience

The experience with this company was exactly what we wanted. Fast efficient in and out of the water, great service by the people at both ends, and priced fairly.

– Josh F., TripAdvisor
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Raft rental

What An amazing day and so easy to meet the guys down at the launch with boat already blown up. Easy float to the blue flag where we were greeted with the staff of lazy day rentals. They helped all of us out of the raft and then they pulled the raft for us out of the river. Super easy and convenient! What a blast!

– alm0stm, TripAdvisor

Lazy Day Raft Rentals

Bow River – Winds through the city of Calgary

Lazy Day Raft Rentals, located in the heart of Downtown Calgary with easy access to the Bow River, is the easiest and safest way to experience river rafting in Calgary. Once you get one of your Calgary raft rentals, there’s nothing more relaxing than floating on a river. The gentle moving current, the sun on your face and the cool water below have the uncanny ability to make your troubles disappear, one by one. It seems like nothing in the world can disturb your peace in those few hours.

Experience Calgary’s Local Rivers at an Affordable Price

We are conveniently located at The Calgary Curling Club on Memorial Drive and have plenty of weekend parking.

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